Christmas Kettle Campaign kicks off Nov. 24
By Steve Arstad
FILE PHOTO - Kettle campaign volunteer Camille Clark volunteers during the 2015 Salvation Army Kettle Campaign. Volunteers are needed for this year's drive, which begins on Nov. 24, 2016.
(STEVE ARSTAD / iNFOnews.ca)
November 19, 2016 - 4:30 PM
PENTICTON - Penticton branch of the Salvation Army will kick off its annual Kettle Campaign next week.
The start up for the Salvation Army's largest fundraising drive of the year takes place from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Thursday, Nov. 24, at Canadian Tire with players from the Penticton Vees, mayor Andrew Jakubeit and members of the Penticton Fire Department on hand.
Salvation Army kettle coordinator Chrisoula Kirk says the organization is looking for kettle volunteers, noting there are many different times and locations across the city available. More than 200 volunteers are needed to staff the kettles.
“We are particularly asking the community to come forward in the first few weeks to help us get the campaign off to a strong start, “ Kirk says.
Those wishing to help the Salvation Army with this year’s Kettle Campaign can call Chrisoula Kirk at 250-809-0601, or the Salvation Army office at 250-492-6494.
This year an online option for volunteering is available at the Salvation Army website.
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